Soil Basics for Organic Gardening & Natural Landscaping
Presented by Caroline Swansey, Yacolt Mountain Farm and Nursery LLC
Soil is often taken for granted. However, soil is the medium from which life starts and where life ends. Soils are incredibly diverse and complex. One does not have to understand all of the complexities of soils to be a great gardener or land steward. My definition of a healthy soil is one which gives plants the ability to grow at a natural rate and fight off diseases and pests without the need for chemical pesticides. Our focus will be on a few key concepts; the most important building blocks and the most practical basics to understanding soils. We will discuss soil science, practical methods to assess our soil, make observations about the health of our soils and use this understanding to guide our gardening practices.
Part of the class may occur in the gardens. Please dress for the weather.
Location: CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205
Fees: Naturescaping members free or $15.00 for non-members. Membership per year is $20.00 ($15.00) for seniors.
Register for classes or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; 360-737-1160
11104 NE 149th St
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Event Sponsor Naturescaping